I don't often ask for prayers for my patients, but Peter is a special case.
Peter is 30 and a survivor of childhood abuse. Peter was hospitalized on Friday night due to suicidality. He has attempted suicide 3 times in the last 12 months. Last night, Peter tried to hang himself with a cord he had secreted into the hospital and was miraculously found by one of the nurses by chance, who rescued him. Peter was immediately placed on suicide watch with someone watching him continually, yet he managed to make another noose with another cord under the cover of the bedclothes and tie one end around his neck, and the other to the bed and turn over to put enough pressure on the noose to make himself fall unconscious. The observing nurse noted the unusual position of his head, and found the second noose and cut him free and he was resuscitated again. This was his second attempt at suicide in less than 3 hours after his first attempt.
In my world view, the existence of chocolate is, in itself, is enough reason to go on living, but in Peter's world, there is nothing to live for, and living is too painful. Peter is the highest level of risk of suicide I have ever come across, so much so, that I'm not sure he will still be alive when I commence my on-call again tonight. Please keep Peter in your prayers.